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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

262                                     FLOKA. INDICA.                       [Iumariace<8.
v, varie lobatue. Pedicelli floriferi breves; fructiferi elongati. Ilores albi v. flavidi,
purpureo variegati, f~l£ poll, longi. Sepala squamaeformia, Petala exteriora apice
rotuadata, lata, marginibus recurvis; calcare petalum asquante, curvo, apicc subha-
mato, appendice calcar -| ajquante, apice clavata, libera; synematum inargines snpe-
riores petal! postici marginibus utrinque adnati. Ovari-um latum, stylo brevius;
ovulis plunmis. Capsula vesicularis, £ poll, diametr., ovata v. globosa, stylo persis-
tente terminata. Semina orbiculari-reniformia, compressa, testa atra.
We have no hesitation in uniting the two species of Cambessedes with that of
Hoyle, having compared authentic specimens of all, and finding the same varieties
amongst our own, together with every intermediate form.
Sect. 3.—Siliqua elliptico-ovata obovata v. lanceolata. Semina 2-
seriata.
a, CAPNITES.—Radix bul&osa. Caulis «. scapw simplex, basi a<phyl-
lus v.foliis jpaucts radicalilus, supra medium foliosus, foliis op~
positis alternis verticillatisve.
• 5. C. rutsefolia (Sibth. PI. Grsec. t. 667); foliis oppositis ver-
ticillatisve 2-3-ternatim sectis, racemo S^-S-floro, bracteis integris, pe-
talis exterioribus apice dilatatis (postico rarius parvo acuto) ecarinatis
calcar obtusurasequantibus v. brevioribus.—C.rutaefolia et oppesitifolia,
DO. Syst. ii. 114, Prod. i. 126. 0. dipliylla, Wall Cat 1430! tout.
Jlor. Nep. 54. C, pauciflora, Mgewortk, in Linn. Soc. Trans, xx. 30.
C. Ledebourinna, Kar. et Kiril. En. Plant. IL Alt. 54; Led. M. Moss.
i. 745* C. longipes, Don, Prod, 198 (non DC.). C. Hamiltoniana, Don,
Sytt. Gard. i. 143.
^. petalo superiore minore concave acuto.-^G^ v^rticillari^.JW7.
Syst. ii. 114, Prbd. i. 126.
HAB. In Himalaya occidental! temperata, alt. 6-10,000 ped.: aKu-
maon! ad Kashmir! et in montibus Afghanistan, Griffith!—&+ Kashmir,
9500 ped., Winterbottom! Marri, 9700 ped., Fleming/—^. Apr. Jun.)
(v. t?.)
DISTRIB. Montibus Cretse! Grsecise! Tauriae! Asiwmmoris! Syrise!
Persice australis! et borealisl et Soongarise I
'Khizoma elongatum, crassitie peuuae anserinee. Caulis simplei, erectus, 3 poll.
vel spithamtcus. Folia opposita, terna T. rarius verticiJlflta, iasigniter varia, mem-
branacea v. subcoriacea, sessilia v, longe petiolata, ternati-bitematSecta, foliolis breve
v. longe petiolulatis, oblongis obovatis hnearibusve, simplicibus lobatis tripartitisve.
Racemus solitariua (rarius 2)5 erectus, interdum 10-florna. Bractea parvse v. magnse,
obovato-oblong» v. laaceolatse, v. rotandatee, integemiose T. dentate. Floresm&
purpurei, i~l poll, longi. Sqpala parva, Bquameoformia. * Petala majora plerumquo
ampla, apice rotundata v. retusa cum mucrone, rarius bifida, marginibus rccorvis,
postico in var. 0 parvo acato v. subacuto nou explanato; calcare curvo apice obtuso
deflcxo. Sitiqua longe pedicellata, late elliptico-ovato.
An extremely variable plant, common from the Levant to Kumaon, but not found
further cast.   The appearance of wbovlcd leaves is perhaps due to their being sessile, _
and what appears as separate leaves being the primary divisions only of these.   The ~
flowers are extremely variable iti form, size, depth of colour, and the breadth of the
dilated apices of the outer petals.   Griffith's anil WalHch'a specimens unite the cha-
racters of verticWaris nnd riitqfoHa,  Edgeworth's C. pawi/lorn (altered to oliffanifw
in MSS.) is a vciy luxuriant state, with flaccid leaves, sometimes two racemes, and
fcwllowcrs; it u cflrtiunly, however, the same species; we have it also from Strachcy